Morrigan Aensland is a fictional character in the video game series Darkstalkers. She first appeared in Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Vampire: The Night Warriors in Japan). She is an anti-hero and a main protagonist alongside Demitri Maximoff. In the series main canon, Morrigan's father, Belial Aensland, had split her power into three. Later in the events of Vampire Savior, Jedah Dohma would find part of this power and give it a body as Lilith.
Morrigan was original voiced by Yayoi Jinguji through out the series and in various cross overs. She would later be voiced by Rie Tanaka in both Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Onimusha Soul.
Morrigan Aensland is a succubus who was born in 1678 in a region of Scotland. Berial foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Someone, a great Life Form, would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. He foresaw that one with such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he decided to leave the future of the Aensland family in Morrigan's hands. To Berial, the future of the Aensland family was the same as the future of Makai.
Morrigan was a very special Succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers. She was born as an S Class noble. But at that time, roughly 300 years ago, a struggle for power had already started. Various battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given rights to power at the time. The problems didn't end there either. Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within. If she were to be left alone, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Berial, her adoptive father and head of the Aensland House, split her soul in three to protect her. Morrigan grew up without knowing this. She found her life in the Aensland castle dull. She visited the human world many times to look for some kind of fun. One night, she was drawn to the strange power permeating from Pyron and ventured into the human world again.After she came back from the human world, she was told that Berial died and she was the next successor to the throne of the Aensland family. Although she is rightfully the ruler of Makai, she avoids her duties and continues her life like before. But when Jedah created the Majigen, she and her castle are pulled into Jedah's dimension. Sensing Lilith, the now sentient remainder of her soul, Morrigan set off hoping to find some sort of enjoyment. After meeting with Lilith, she was finally able to return to her true self when the both of them fused back together into one.
Beautiful, sexy, confident, conceited, and playful, Morrigan may be called many things given that she is a succubus, but she is not really evil like the other demons of the Makai realm are; rather, she is strangely friendly and approachable despite her beauty and sexyness which might be due to her spending most of her time in the material world enjoying hedonistic delights. She's just always out to satisfy her own hunger and shirking her responsibilities as a member of the Aensland family.
About Aensland succubi
It is generally said that the Succubus race absorbs the spirit of the opposite sex and uses it as their own energy source. But the succubi that live in the Aensland family are slightly different. They create a special secretion liquid in their body when they are either physically or mentally stimulated. They use this liquid to maintain their life. If one were to be trapped inside a small secluded area, she would die within two days due to the lack of stimulus.
This is because the liquid needed to maintain her life can't be secreted. But to make up for this, they have become able to look into the dreams of others. When no stimulus was given, they evolved other ways to look for excitement. When a creature dreams, a special secretion liquid is formed in the brain. A succubus can take this liquid from the outside. Those who have been robbed feel a strange feeling, as if one's dream was completely taken away. This is quite different from not having any memory of a dream. This liquid, which the succubus robbed, is dissolved into the body of the succubus and is composed.
- Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
- Darkstalkers 3
- Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
- Darkstalkers Resurrection
In Japanese only games
|Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo||Arcade||1996|
|Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes||Arcade||1998|
|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash||Neo Geo Pocket||1999|
|SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium||Neo Geo Pocket Color||1999|
|Gunbird 2||Dreamcast version||2000|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes||Arcade||2000|
|Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro||Arcade||2000|
|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2||Neo Geo Pocket Color||2001|
|Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001||Arcade||2001|
|Namco X Capcom||Playstation 2||2005|
|SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS||Nintendo DS||2006|
|Cross Edge||Playstation 3||2008|
|Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes||Nintendo Wii||2008|
|Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars||Nintendo Wii||2009|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Playstation 3, Xbox 360||2011|
|Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Playstation 3, Xbox 360||2011|
|Project X Zone||Nintendo 3DS||2012|
|Minna to Akashic Heroes||Mobile||2012|
|Minna to Capcom All Stars||Mobile||2012|
|Street Fighter x All Capcom||Mobile||2013|
|Project X Zone 2||Nintendo 3DS||2015|
|Street Fighter Alpha 2||Ken Masters' stage along with Lord Raptor, Hsien-Ko, Mei-Ling and Felicia.|
|Capcom Fighting Evolution||Underworld stage, seen in a portrait on the back wall. The portrait features artwork from Darkstalkers 3.|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Wolverine's ending.|
|Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Wolverine's ending. Thor's ending.|
Morrigan was a central antagonist in the Darkstalkers the Animated Series, being forced by Pyron to work under Demitri, who in turn worked under him. In this series, she's a descendant of Morgan le Fay and wants to turn Harry Grimoire into her pupil.
She is also in the Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA where she travels to the Human world.
- During the development of Darkstalkers, Morrigan was originally going to be a vampire along with Demitri. This was changed later but the bat theme still remains in her design.
- It has been a running joke (and a point of criticism) among fans that Morrigan has used the same idle, movement and signature attack sprites since her first appearance. The introduction of her 3D character model in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes changed this.
- As arguably the most well-known Darkstalkers character, Morrigan has made more appearances outside of Darkstalkers games than any other character in the franchise.
- Morrigan was the first female Capcom character announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Morrigan received a DLC costume based on an outfit she wore in Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA, and similarly in one of her winning poses. This outfit was also available for free when pre-ordering the game from GameStop as the costume is grouped with the Femme Fatale pack that includes alternate costumes for X-23, Storm, and Chun-Li.
- Like Felicia, Morrigan was voiced consistently in the games up to Cross Edge by her original voice actress, Yayoi Jinguji. As of Marvel vs Capcom 3 she is now voiced by Rie Tanaka, who was also the voice of Ciel in the Mega Man Zero series.
- In the Animated Series (where she is voiced by Saffron Henderson), Morrigan is given a Scottish accent. This idea is revisited in Marvel vs Capcom 3 (although her English voice actress, Siobhan Flynn, is Welsh), but the accent frequently turns English or disappears altogether.
- She was named after the Celtic Crow Goddess.
- In Skullgirls, one of Ms. Fortune's color palettes is a reference to Morrigan, as is one of Litchi's in BlazBlue.
- Lili Rochefort in Tekken 6 can be customized to resemble Morrigan
- In Marvel vs. Capcom 3 her rival is the superhero Iron Man.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- Morrigan's Darkstalkers sprite was used in every normal 2D fighter she appeared in.
- The Marvel vs. Capcom Lilith version is only seen in the original Marvel vs. Capcom game. The colors were reused in the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- The Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo sprite was also used in Pocket Fighter.
Card Fighters' Clash
Card Fighters' Clash¹
Card Fighters 2
Card Fighters 2¹
Card Fighters 2 ²
- Morrigan's costume change seen in her Darkstalkers series victory pose.
- Possibly inspired by one of Morrigan's Mighty Combos and various other transformations in Pocket Fighter.
Card Fighters DS¹
Card Fighters DS
Card Fighters DS²
Card Fighters DS³
- Morrigan's costume change seen in her Darkstalkers series victory pose.
- Morrigan appears in this form in Marvel vs. Capcom.
- Possibly inspired by one of Morrigan's Might Combos and various other transformations in Pocket Fighter.
|The full image gallery for Morrigan Aensland may be viewed here.|
|Anakaris • Baby Bonnie Hood • Bishamon • Demitri Maximoff • Donovan Baine • Felicia • Hsien-Ko • Huitzil|
Jedah Dohma• Jon Talbain • Lilith • Lord Raptor • Morrigan Aensland • Pyron • Q-Bee • Rikuo • Sasquatch
Victor von Gerdenheim
|Anita • Belial Aensland • Dark Talbain • Dee • Le Malta • Oboro Bishamon • Ozom|
|Harry Grimoire • John Stately • Majorette/Thomas • Marionette • Shadow|
- Morrigan - Strategy Wikia
- Morrigan - Mizuumi Wiki
- Morrigan - Capcom Database
- Morrigan - Marvel vs. Capcom Wiki